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Bahrain GP crew 'pushing ahead'

2012-01-10 11:27

Organisers of the 2012 Bahrain F1 GP are pushing ahead with preparations for April's race.

Last year's pre-season tests and the race at the Sakhir circuit were cancelled because of civil unrest in the kingdom.

MAJORITY SUPPORT

F1 has scheduled a 2012 return to Bahrain but reports of strife persist amid claims from human-rights groups that the sport's participants should boycott the April 22 event.

However a spokesman for the circuit says Bahrain has taken strides forward with the independent report into the unrest, insisting the government has subsequently reacted "swiftly and convincingly".

"He was quote in The National newspaper as saying: "The race is supported by an overwhelming majority of people from all sections of society in Bahrain and represents a symbol of national unity."

The Daily Mail quotes him adding: "The independent report was a milestone for Bahrain and we will now work tirelessly to ensure the race is a great success."

GMM